12. Apr 2022

Masai is an area in Pasir Gudang, Johor Bahru District, Johor, Malaysia. It is located near the Pasir Gudang Highway and has a population of around 5,000 people.

The area was once a rubber plantation and was later transformed into an industrial zone. The Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) established its headquarters there in 1983.

In the 1990s, many factories were set up in Masai which made it the largest industrial zone in Johor Bahru District at that time.

In 1884, the British built a railway line from Johor Bahru to Gemas. This railway line was eventually extended to Tanjong Pagar in Singapore. The railway station was named after the Masai, a tribe of aborigines that lived in the area at that time.

The name "Masai" is derived from a Malay word meaning "village.".


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